Much Ado About Nothing Directed by L. Peter Callender
Closing African-American Shakespeare Company's 19th season is William Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love delayed, Much Ado About Nothing. Celebrating the joy of love and the power of redemption, Much Ado About Nothing chronicles the clever banter and sincere affection of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very "merry war" in which they both proclaim their disdain of love. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are a sweet young couple who are practically rendered speechless by their love for one another. While Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love, Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. Despite the villainy and betrayal, all ends well, proving that love does indeed conquer all. African-American Shakespeare Company Artistic Director L. Peter Callender directs a modern take on this Bard classic.
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Saturday, May 3 08:00 PM